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Bortnik, Aída

Overview
Works: 33 works in 153 publications in 5 languages and 3,236 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  History  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Road films  Detective and mystery films  Western films  Ghost films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Conceptor, Author of dialog
Classifications: PN1995.9.F67, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Aída Bortnik
La historia oficial by Luis Puenzo( Visual )

53 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Argentina, the sheltered wife of a wealthy businessman finds herself face to face with a legacy of terror as she begins to discover that her adopted daughter may have been stolen from a family of "los desaparecidos" (the disappeared ones)
Old Gringo by Luis Puenzo( Visual )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harriet, a frustrated spinster, flees her unrewarding life in America, hoping to discover the passion in her soul. Ambrose Bierce, the Old Gringo, is a retired journalist and adventurer who wanders through the hostile desert, seeking some meaning to the last years of his life. Arroyo, a fiery young general, is driven by both the Revolution and his desire for Harriet. Set in the spectacle of the Mexican Revolution, their lives become inexplicably drawn together as they face love, death and war
Caballos salvajes( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an elderly pensioner named Jose resorts to bank robbery to recover his $15,000 nest egg, a young employee named Pedro gives him $500,000 and volunteers to be his hostage. The unlikely duo escape and hit the road to Patagonia. During their flight from justice, Jose and Pedro send videotaped messages to the press detailing the money's illegal origins and their own good intentions. Ordinary citizens soon come to their aid, driving Jose and Pedro further into the limelight
Cenizas del paraíso = Ashes from paradise( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dos muertos dan inicio a la historia. La primera es la del juez Costa Makantasis, quien cae al vacio desde la terraza del Palacio de Justicia. Le segunda es la de Ana Muro, una joven de 22 años cuyo cadáver, atravesado por quince puñaladas, es encontrado esa misma noche en la casa del magistrato. Cado uno de los tres hijos del juez se acusa a sí mismo de ser el único autor del crimen de la muchacha. El caso se dirime en el juzgado de la doctora Teller, quien poco a poco descubrirá las conexiones entre ambas muertes."--Container
La historia oficial : libro cinematográfico by Aída Bortnik( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Domesticados by Aída Bortnik( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in Spanish and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old gringo ; Geronimo : an American legend( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geronimo: Betrayed by the Army's legendary "Indian fighter," General George Crook, Geronimo leads a small band of warriors in escape, but is pursued by a principled officer, a grizzled army scout, and a gung-ho West Point graduate
Gente en su casa = People at home by Andy Goldstein( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vientos de agua by Juan José Campanella( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 13-episode dramatic series that traces a Spanish man's emigration to Argentina in the 1930s, and, years later, his son's return to modern-day Spain
Tango feroz : la leyenda de Tanguito( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story of the legendary Argentinean incarnation of Bob Dylan and Jim Morrison who, in the late 60's, fueled the Argentinean student protests with his revolutionary music. The film is principally a tragic love story with political overtones. Tango-- the rebel from the proverbial wrong side of the tracks, and Mariana-- the daughter of a government official, bridge the class gap with their charged relationship, the film stresses the importance of free will in the face of social repression
La tregua by Sergio Renán( Visual )

4 editions published between 1974 and 1990 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a widowed office worker, weary of his job and worried that he's wasted his life, tries to find peace in the face of advancing age, his complicated relationship with his adult children, and a new office romance
El sueño de los héroes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Sueño de los heroes: A man who wins money at the races invites his friends to Carnival, but later cannot remember what happened and is discouraged from investigating. La Tregua: A middle aged widower puzzles over his grown sons and begins an affair with a young woman co-worker
Volver by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the political and social situation in Argentina during the last years of the military government is the story of the multinational executive who returns to close a factory. He becomes reacquainted with his ex-girl friend and his best friend from before his exile--translation by cataloger of container synopsis
La historia oficial / Historias cotidianas / INCAA, Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales ; La Mano Producciones Audiovisuales ; Zafra Difusión S.A. ; un documental de Andrés Habegger ; dirección, Andrés Habegger ; producción, Carlos Varacca ; guión, Lucía Puenzo, Andrés Habegger. Botín de guerra / Zafra Difusión S.A., Argentina ; Tornasol Films S.A., España ; con Televisión Española y Arte presentan un film de David Blaustein ; dirigida por David Blaustein ; producida por David Blaustein, Gerardo Herrero y Mariela Besuievsky ; guión de Luisa Irene Ickowicz, David Blaustein( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[La historia oficial]: "A fictional look at a couple torn apart by the infamous Argentine campaign of killings and torture that sent thousands of accused terrorists to unmarked graves in the mid-and late-'70s. Alicia and Roberto adopted a little girl during this period of governmental terror in Argentina. Alicia has always wondered about the parents of their little girl, a topic her husband has forced her into forgetting as a condition of the adoption--he alone knows the full story."--Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide
Antología de escritoras argentinas contemporáneas by Diana Bellessi( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La historia oficial = L'histoire officielle( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in Spanish and French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... follows Alicia, the sheltered wife of a wealthy businessman who begins to unravel the horrifying legacy of her country's past when she looks into the background of her own daughter ... "[box cover note]
The official story by Aída Bortnik( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L' histoire officielle : [réalisation:] Luis Puenzo ; dialogue bilingue by Aída Bortnik( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gringo viejo by Luis Puenzo( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jane Fonda, ganadora del Premio de la Academia es Harriet, una frutrada solterona, quien se escapa de su vida sin chiste en Norteamérica, esperando descubrir la pasión que tiene dentro de su alma. Gregory Peck, ganador del Premio de la Academia es Ambrose Bierce, El Gringo Viejo, un periodista jubilado y aventurero, quien vaga en el desierto hostil, buscándole a sus últimos años de vida algún significado. Jimmy Smits es Arroyo, el feroz jóven general, manejado y manipulado tanto por la Revolución como por el deseo por Harriet. Ambientada durante la Revolución Mexicana, sus vidas inexplicablemente se unen, al mismo tiempo en que deben enfrentarse al amor, a la muerte y a la guerra ; mientras dura la aventura de la vida."--Envase
La historia oficial by Luis Puenzo( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Argentine teacher lives in blissful ignorance of the evils perpetrated by her country's government. Over time, she begins to suspect that her adopted daughter may have been the child of a murdered political prisoner. When she attempts to unearth the truth, her investigation reveals levels of political corruption so abhorrent that the illusions of her past life are irrevocably shattered
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
La historia oficial
Alternative Names
Aída Bortnik Argentine screenwriter

Aída Bortnik argentinische Drehbuchautorin

Aída Bortnik argentyńska scenarzystka filmowa.

Aída Bortnik dramaturge et scénariste argentin

Aída Bortnik guionista y escritora argentina

Aída Bortnik scenarioschrijfster uit Argentinië (1938-2013)

Bortnik, Aida 1938-2013

Bortnik, Aída Beatriz 1938-2013

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Old gringo ; Geronimo : an American legendGente en su casa = People at homeAntología de escritoras argentinas contemporáneas